Faculty of Education

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Official Website: http://education.uitm.edu.my/v1/

 

ASASI TESL (PI020)

Asasi TESL is a full time preparatory programme to prepare students for entry into B. Ed. (Hons.) TESL programme or other relevant degree programmes at UiTM or other local Public Institutions of Higher Learning (PIHLs). The programme has its roots in UiTM's Pre-TESL programme, a 2 year course to prepare students for UiTM's B. Ed. (Hons) TESL programme.

The duration of the programme is 2 semesters with 50 credits, where students will undergo extensive English language proficiency courses as well as basic introductory courses to English Literature, Drama, Computer Literacy, Malaysian Studies and Principles of Education.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE EDUCATION (HONS.) MATHEMATICS - (ED 249)

The Bachelor of Education (Hons.) Science (Mathematics), a four year programme, is offered by the Faculty of Education , UiTM. This programme emphasizes three content areas, namely, Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge . The programme curriculum is designed according to the requirements of the Ministry of Education and the Malaysian Quality Assurance (MQA).   

Students in Mathematics Education take a common set of core courses, dealing with mathematics content, mathematics education content and education content.  They also select a minor from other areas such as physics, chemistry or biology. They are exposed to various teaching and learning methodologies and knowledge in the mathematics education areas. The teaching and learning methods include lectures, problem-based activities, tutorials, labs, independent learning and computer aided instruction. In addition, students are engaged in a 3 month practicum experience to provide focused opportunities to apply what they learn, in contexts relevant to mathematics education.

Upon graduation, the students of this programme have various career pathways especially in the teaching of mathematics and related subjects (either physics, chemistry or biology) at all levels from secondary school through university. They can serve as Mathematics educators in institutions of education (e.g. public schools, private schools, international schools, private colleges and polytechnics) and industries related to academia. The medium of instruction of all the courses in this programme is English and extra opportunities are provided to enhance student’s communication skills. Graduates are expected to have a good command of the language and possess excellent communication skills as these skills are essential in getting good placement, especially in private and international institutions.  



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE EDUCATION (HONS.) BIOLOGY - ( ED247)

The Bachelor of Science Education (Hons) Biology programme is a four-year undergraduate programme specially tailored to develop knowledgeable, skillful and qualified Bumiputera educators, who can serve both public and private institutions of learning.

Since its inception in 2006, the programme has produced science teachers who have helped enhance the teaching and learning of science and of Biology, in schools and other educational institutions, to be at par with international educational standards.  The curriculum design has within it, knowledge of biology, as well as education-related theories and skills, which also include laboratory skills. In addition to their major subjects, students can choose to minor in one the following areas: chemistry, mathematics or physics. Embedded within the subjects are assignments, hands-on activities and student programmes that hone the students’ critical thinking, inter- and intrapersonal skills and problem solving abilities. Research skills and other generic attributes are also developed throughout this course.

In their final year, students gain richer understanding of the teaching profession as they are exposed to the realities of teaching through the application of content and pedagogical know-how in a 3 month school practicum. Students are also expected to carry out research on teaching and learning during this practicum and the findings are documented toward the production of a final year Academic Exercise (mini-thesis).

Graduates of this programme can hope to seek employment in various educational institutions, local and foreign. These opportunities include full government or government linked schools and institutions of higher learning, as well as those which are privately run. Graduates also have the choice of becoming teacher trainers themselves as this course would have also equipped them with not only content but also sound pedagogical knowledge.

The medium of instruction is English and the Faculty of Education provides avenues for students seeking to improve their language skills which will aid greatly in their studies.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE EDUCATION (HONS.) PHYSICS - (ED248)

The Bachelor of Science Education (Hons) Physics programme is a four-year undergraduate programme specially tailored to develop knowledgeable, skillful and qualified Bumiputera educators, who can serve both public and private institutions of learning.

Since its inception in 2006, the programme has produced science teachers who have helped enhance the teaching and learning of science and of Physics in schools and other educational institutions, to be at par with international standards.  The curriculum design has within it, knowledge of physics, education-related theories and skills, which include laboratory skills. In addition to their major subjects, students can choose to minor in one the following areas: biology, mathematics or chemistry. Embedded within the subjects are assignments, hands-on activities and student programmes that hone the students’ critical thinking, inter- and intrapersonal skills and problem solving abilities. Research skills and other generic attributes are also developed throughout this course.

In their final year, students gain richer understanding of the teaching profession as they are exposed to the realities of teaching through the application of content and pedagogical know-how in a 3 month school practicum. Students are also expected to carry out research on teaching and learning during this practicum and the findings are documented toward the production of a final year Academic Exercise (mini-thesis).

Graduates of this programme can hope to seek employment in various educational institutions, local and foreign. These opportunities include full government or government linked schools and institutions of higher learning, as well as those which are privately run. Graduates also have the choice of becoming teacher trainers themselves as this course would have also equipped them with not only content but also sound pedagogical knowledge.

The medium of instruction is English and the Faculty of Education provides avenues for students seeking to improve their language skills which will aid greatly in their studies. 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE EDUCATION (HONS.) CHEMISTRY - (ED260)

The Bachelor of Science Education (Hons) Chemistry programme is a four-year undergraduate programme specially tailored to develop knowledgeable, skillful and qualified Bumiputera educators, who can serve both public and private institutions of learning.

Since its inception in 2006, the programme has produced science teachers who have helped enhance the teaching and learning of science and chemistry in schools and other educational institutions, to be at par with international standards. The curriculum design has within it, knowledge of chemistry, education-related theories and skills, which include laboratory skills. In addition to their major subjects, students can choose to minor in one the following areas: biology, mathematics or physics. Embedded within the subjects are assignments, hands-on activities and student programmes that hone the students’ critical thinking, inter- and intrapersonal skills and problem solving abilities. Research skills and other generic attributes are also developed throughout this course.

In their final year, students gain richer understanding of the teaching profession as they are exposed to the realities of teaching through the application of content and pedagogical know-how in a 3 month school practicum. Students are also expected to carry out research on teaching and learning during this practicum and the findings are documented toward the production of a final year Academic Exercise (mini-thesis).

Graduates of this programme can hope to seek employment in various educational institutions, local and foreign. These opportunities include full government or government linked schools and institutions of higher learning, as well as those which are privately run. Graduates also have the choice of becoming teacher trainers themselves as this course would have also equipped them with not only content but also sound pedagogical knowledge.

The medium of instruction is English and the Faculty of Education provides avenues for students seeking to improve their language skills which will aid greatly in their studies.

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (HONS.) TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) - (ED241)

The B. Ed. TESL (Hons) programme is specially tailored to produce knowledgeable, skilful and qualified Bumiputera teachers, in an effort to upgrade the teaching and learning of English in secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.

To achieve this objective, the programme structure which extends to 8 semesters or 4 years concentrates on various areas of education, knowledge competence in English language, methods of teaching and learning as well as teaching practice. During this course students can expect to gain insights on the theories of language acquisition and learning as well as obtain knowledge on well researched past and current methods of teaching the English language. Students also learn the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning material design and production which include e-learning aids, as well as other materials which are consistently relevant to any technological advancement taking place in the local and global contexts.

In a 3 month school practicum which takes place in their final year, students gain richer understanding of the teaching profession as they are exposed to the realities of teaching through the application of content and pedagogical know-how. This practicum sees students being placed in various local secondary schools but in the past, some selected students have also had the chance to experience school placements in other countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan. During this period, students are also expected to carry out research on teaching and learning and the findings are documented toward the production of a final year Academic Exercise (mini-thesis).

Graduates of this programme can hope to seek employment in various educational institutions, local and foreign. These include full government or government linked schools and institutions of higher learning, as well as those which are privately run. Graduates also have the choice of becoming teacher trainers themselves as this course would have also equipped them with not only content but also sound pedagogical knowledge. The graduates of this programme have also proven to be successful outside of academia, as many have secured jobs in fields such as journalism, publishing, advertising, training and entertainment.

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (HONS.) PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION - (ED 246)

The Bachelor of Physical and Health Education programme is a four-year degree programme that is offered for those who wish to pursue their career not only in the teaching line but also other related disciplines in private or government sectors.

The programme prepares students with the knowledge of physical fitness, healthy living practices, sports and games, leisure and recreation, management and other skills necessary for intellectual and skills development based on the philosophy that physical education is an essential aspect of the general education process. Thus, the curriculum is designed to expand knowledge, broaden experiences, enhance skills and practice techniques, gauge specific knowledge, promote health and wellness, enrich awareness and deepen students’ understanding of the overall concept and practices in implementing the philosophy.

Students are also required to engage in physical activity, games, sport and outdoor recreation, and to present, plan, organize and evaluate activities and programmes as part of their assessment as an individual as well as team performance. They also learn that the development of physical capacity in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance are related to both fitness and physical performance. Further, the involvement in various activities helps to contribute to a sense of community and social connectedness as part of important components of improved wellbeing.

Upon completion of this programme, graduates can seek employment in various educational institutions, local and foreign. These include full government or government linked schools and institutions of higher learning, as well as those which are privately run. Graduates also have the choice of becoming teacher trainers themselves as this course would have also equipped them with not only content but also sound pedagogical knowledge. However, given the current scenario where healthy living is more widely emphasized than before, the graduates of this programme are proving to be valuable assets to industries other than academia, as many graduates are now employed as sport coaches and gym instructors.

The medium of instruction is English and the Faculty of Education provides avenues for students seeking to improve their language skills which will aid greatly in their studies.

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (HONS) ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION - (ED 242)

The Bachelor of Education (Hons.) in Art and Design Education is a four-year degree programme offered to those who wish to pursue their career not only in teaching and other academic disciplines in private or governmental sectors, but also of entrepreneurial orientation and in corporate agencies.   It complies with the requirements set by the Ministry of Education and aspires to produce high quality Visual Art Education teachers in secondary schools and related institutions.

The programme aims to equip pre-service teachers who are highly knowledgeable in both content and skill-based domains.  The major component of this programme prepares students for in-depth studio experiences through various media forms and techniques.  These include aspects related to theories and practices in art and design education, integrated studio experiences in variety of media, classroom teaching experiences as well as community services. The pre-service teachers are trained to provide on-site learning experiences and educational programmes in venues such as museums and art galleries in addition to series of academic visits to renowned cultural institutions in Malaysia. Flair in technology is also deemed important, hence, these future teachers are equipped with the ability to plan and implement lessons through the use of new media and technology.  

The three-month school placement during the final year provides students with rich understanding of the reality of teaching profession and teaches them valuable experience in the application of content and pedagogy of Visual Arts teaching.  During this attachment, students are required to carry out an academic exercise, a small-scale research on teaching and learning that leads to the production of a mini thesis.    

The employment opportunities are diverse and dynamic.  The job market includes employment in various educational institutions: local and foreign; private institutions, government-linked schools or government agencies.  Our alumni are of various professional backgrounds consisting of academics from schools, public and private tertiary institutions, artists and executives.

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ED 770)

The Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (M.Ed. TESL) trains candidates to be skilled and qualified teachers who are able to contribute to the upgrading of the teaching of English in Malaysia. In addition, the degree will also provide opportunities for graduates to explore other areas related to language and training such as broadcasting, advertising, and training. The duration of study is 3-4 semesters for the full-time mode and 4-6 semesters  for the part-time mode. The programme of study includes courses in Education and Human Development, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis for Educational Researchers, Research Seminar and Practices and Reflections in TESL, The Language of Academic Discourse, Sociolinguistics in Multicultural Society, Trends in Testing, Measurement and Evaluation in ELT, and Theories and Practices in ESP. Students also take two electives and have to complete a dissertation.

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP (ED 705)

The Master of Education in Educational Management and Leadership is specially designed to produce knowledgeable, skillful, and capable educational leaders in an effort to upgrade the teaching, learning, and management of educational institutions. To achieve this objective, the programme structure concentrates on pertinent areas of educational management such as; instructional leadership, strategic planning, policy and educational planning, effective communication skills, human resource management, quality management, research and current development. The programme structure was developed using rigorous methodologies and intensive consultation with various stakeholders in the field concerned. To enhance the quality of the learning outcomes, the programme is taught by a combination of academics, senior public and private educational managers and where possible, accomplished educational executives, and  international visiting academics.

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN VISUAL ARTS   (ED 702)

The Master of Education (Visual Arts Education) aims to produce professional visual art educators who will help shape the coming generation to reach their fullest potential in terms of cognitive, emotional, and creative capacities.  The courses offered cover areas related to the field of art and design education that includes contemporary models, interactive multimedia, assessment, theories and practices, current issues and ideas, visual and cross-cultural studies, and  aesthetics and art criticism. Visual Art Education Research Project is a compulsory project that will enhance critical thinking skills among students, along with cognitive development and academic achievement.

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (RESEARCH) (ED 750)

This programme is offered to fulfil the need for experts in specific education fields. Additionally, it is offered to provide opportunities for those interested in embarking on serious research in their chosen area of education. It allows participants to pursue an in-depth study in the research area specified. The programme is carried out by research and is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis. The graduates are expected to have good career prospects relevant to their area of expertise in public and private higher learning institutions. They could also find positions in education research and development, suited to their area of expertise. The following are some of the research areas of interest offered at the faculty: Teaching of English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Educational Management and Leadership, Art Education, Sociolinguistics, Testing and Evaluation, Educational Technology, Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Science Education, Mathematics Education, and Physical and Health Education.

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (EDUCATION)  (ED 950)

This programme is offered to fulfil the need for experts in specific education fields. Additionally, it is offered to provide opportunities for those interested in embarking on serious research in their chosen area of education. The research done under this programme allows graduates to be one of the key researchers in their chosen area. It is expected that they are able to establish their niche area by the time they complete their research. Besides having good career prospects relevant to their area of expertise in public and private higher learning institutions, they could also find positions in education research and development, suited to their area of expertise. Most importantly, the graduates will develop in-depth knowledge of their research areas. This is a full research programme and is offered both on full-time and part -time basis. The following are some of the research areas of interest offered at the faculty: Higher Learning Education, Teaching of English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Educational Management and Leadership, Art Education, Sociolinguistics, Testing and Evaluation, Islamic Education, Educational Technology, Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Physical and Health Education, and Business Education.